ZAGREB, Oct 21, 2020 – The head of the national Covid response team, Davor Bozinovic, said on Wednesday that as long as the number of people infected with coronavirus continued to grow they would concentrate on punishing violations of epidemiological measures, in particular legal entities.
Bozinovic visited the National Civil Protection Authority’s warehouse in Jastrebarsko and told reporters that new measures would not be needed to curb the spread of coronavirus if measures already adopted were adhered to.
“We are monitoring the situation. The numbers are growing. They are growing outside Croatia too,” said Bozinovic and underlined that they will concentrate the most on the measures in place, in particular the obligations of legal entities that organize events or other commercial acclivities where people fluctuate.
In that regard, he said, “we will punish any behavior that is not in accordance with the epidemiological measures.”
He claimed that they had invested a lot of effort, including the Croatian Institute for Public Health which adopted detailed recommendations for all commercial and social activities so that they would not have to shut down.
“That effort has been transformed into specific recommendations by the response team,” said Bozinovic, calling on all citizens to adhere to all measures as the only way to slow down the spread of the virus in Croatia.
He underscored that as long as the epidemic lasts, citizens have to avoid any large gatherings, private parties, and meetings.
He noted that the measures in place were intended for public events and not for events in people’s homes. He warned, however, that it is in those circumstances that citizens forget themselves the most which then results in the virus spreading when they go home or back to work.